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(Iwon)   Neither rain nor snow nor dead of night will keep Royal Mail from delivering packages. Unless postmaster mistakes Ascension Island with Asuncion, Paraguay   (reuters.iwon.com ) divider line
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2005-01-10 10:51:58 AM  
To quote the Guiness Beer commercial.. "Brilliant!"

/either I watch too much tv or drink too much beer, or perhaps both?/
 
2005-01-10 11:15:04 AM  
Oh hey Ascension... um, didnt see you there. We have a note or something for you, we left it with Africa.
 
2005-01-10 11:20:45 AM  
Ascuncion: The cheapest big city on earth

/weird trivia
 
2005-01-10 11:23:56 AM  
[image from bbc.co.uk too old to be available]

Postman Pat, you're fired.
 
2005-01-10 11:29:12 AM  
It's always good to make sure you bomb Moscow Russia instead of Moscow Idaho.
 
2005-01-10 11:29:44 AM  
He was under the assumption that Ascension was Asuncion, Should have paid better attension to his apprehensions of the name. Now this will lead to his suspension, most likely.
 
2005-01-10 11:31:35 AM  
Next major mistake: Team Slayer on Ascension Island...
 
2005-01-10 11:31:42 AM  
My bag is made of leather
So I can cum in any weather
 
2005-01-10 11:47:15 AM  
Or, Elvis, it's always good to bomb Baghdad, Iraq, rather than Bagdad, Florida.
 
2005-01-10 12:05:55 PM  
This is news? Back when my wife was an exchange student in Austria, half of the letters I sent to her first went to Australia before being rerouted properly. She'd be mad at me for not writing, then get a letter that was postmarked 4 months earlier.
 
2005-01-10 12:07:32 PM  
The guy who runs the Mail Boxes Etc (now UPS Store) in my neighborhood tells me that he once sent a package to his friend in South Wales. You know, in england.

It was forwarded to New South Wales, in Australia.

He said that it went straight to australia and then took the slow boat around the pacific rim, picking up stamps from about 12 different countries, until it hit hong kong and was forwarded to the UK.
 
2005-01-10 12:11:40 PM  
That happened to a Christmas card my mother sent one year. To be fair, she screwed up on the addressing. She put the name of the apartment building (Monaco Arms) on the envelope. Sometime in February, it showed up RTS...with a cancellation stamp from Monaco (as in Monte Carlo).
 
2005-01-10 12:24:11 PM  
I once received a postcard from my cousin. She had specified the wrong city (in Texas) and the wrong zip code (out of state). It made it about two months later. I have no idea how the Post Office figured out where to send it (their database, I suppose).
 
2005-01-10 12:58:17 PM  
To help the OCR Robots at your friendly but dimwitted local USPS routing center, please write the address of the recipient in clear, printed capital letters, and don't make your farking 7 loof like an F. The robots hate that. A lot.
 
2005-01-10 01:09:44 PM  
On the other hand, I sent a parcel from Canada to the U.S.A. at 5 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, by FedEx. I put the wrong zip code on it. It was delivered in the U.S.A., the next morning at 10 a.m., and FedEx called me from Memphis to give me the correct zip code for future parcels.
 
Ral
2005-01-10 01:34:29 PM  
sasbazooka
Oh hey Ascension... um, didnt see you there. We have a note or something for you, we left it with Africa.

Paraguay isn't in Africa, dummy. It's in South America.

/not just the postmaster is geographically challenged
 
2005-01-10 01:56:58 PM  
sasbazooka BACK TO 4TH GRADE FOR YOU!.

/MY SHIFT KEY IS BROKEN.
 
2005-01-10 04:16:32 PM  
The Avatar needs to get his mail too.
 
2005-01-10 05:11:36 PM  
I once sent something to Belarus. It made it to Belize first. Those letters get confusing after the first three.
 
2005-01-10 05:29:36 PM  
Asa Phelps

The guy who runs the Mail Boxes Etc (now UPS Store) in my neighborhood tells me that he once sent a package to his friend in South Wales. You know, in england.

It was forwarded to New South Wales, in Australia.


I am not sure but I do not think Wales is in England.
 
2005-01-10 07:12:33 PM  
I don't have a story!
/tears
//more tears
///feel my wrath, evil lepracauns! Bwahahahahaha!
////hee-hee
 
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